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Committee to discuss issues related to FTA - Bahrain
THE joint committee of the Capital Governorate and the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry will meet next week to outline programmes for new business ventures following the formalisation of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Bahrain and the USA.
Maqbool to attend Oman-US trade and investment meeting
Maqbool bin Ali Sultan, minister of commerce and industry, will lead the Sultanate’s delegation to the first meeting of the Omani-American Council for Trade and Investment scheduled to be held in Washington today.
Thailand-US FTA: A roadmap to negotiations
The politicization of the U.S. trade policy process regarding free trade agreements has created a complex landscape requiring careful navigation by U.S. trading partners. This report provides a comprehensive analysis of contemporary U.S. trade policy and of obstacles and opportunities facing Thailand.
FTA With Andean Nations Needs Mechanism to Resolve Investor-State Disputes
The free trade agreement the United States plans to negotiate with the Andean countries of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru should contain an investor-state dispute settlement mechanism, witnesses at a Trade Policy Staff Committee hearing on the Andean FTA said March 17.
USCSI: Statement on the US draft model Bilateral Investment Treaty
In the course of consultations with services industries on the Model BIT, a number of serious concerns have been raised. These relate to (1) the prospective nature of the Model BIT; (2) the breadth of the BIT’s prudential carve-out; (3) the limitations on recourse to investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms in certain cases; and, (4) the dispute settlement process itself.
India, US discuss FTA on services
The United States today said it discussed with the Indian authorities the issue of forging a bilateral Free Trade Agreement on services but felt that more study was needed to be done before any commitment was made.
USCSI: US-Australia FTA to Open New Opportunities for US Service Sector
The Coalition of Service Industries (CSI) today announced its strong support for the US-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), noting that the agreement will open up new opportunities for US suppliers in a host of service industries.
US Coalition of Service Industries Welcomes US-Bahrain FTA
The Coalition of Service Industries (CSI) today welcomed the conclusion of negotiations on the US-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
US, Bahrain Sign FTA
U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick and Minister of Finance and National Economy Abdulla Hassan Saif today signed the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement, a comprehensive agreement that will not only remove trade barriers and expand regional opportunities for the peoples of both countries, but will also promote liberty and opportunity in the Middle East, according to a USTR news release.
Letter to USTR, State and Commerce on the threat to bilateral investment treaties posed by EU enlargement
Letter to USTR, State and Commerce on the threat to Bilateral Investment Treaties posed by E.U. Enlargement.
USCIB Applauds Free Trade Agreement With Morocco
The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) welcomed completion of a comprehensive U.S.-Morocco free trade agreement.
Pakistan, US to sign investment treaty soon
Pakistan and the United States will soon sign a bilateral investment treaty. Officials at the Board of Investment (BoI) disclosed this at a meeting with Alan Larson, the US under secretary, who called on Dr Hafeez Shaikh, federal minister for privatisation and investment, on Monday.
Saif leaves to sign FTA deal
Finance and National Economy Minister Abdulla Saif left for Washington DC, US, yesterday to sign a Free Trade Agreement between Bahrain and the US tomorrow. Signing on behalf of the US will be Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Zoellick.
An India-US FTA: Free Trade for America?
There are rumours that the Congress-led Government is set to decide upon a potential free trade agreement (FTA) with the US government. Strong lobbies such as NASSCOM (National Association of Software Companies) are pushing an FTA for services with the belief that it will resolve their BPO (business process outsourcing) problems.
US economic and trade policy in the Middle East
Excerpts of the testimony by Alan P. Larson, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs, presented to the Senate Finance Committee on March 10, 2004.
Bahrain-US free trade pact to be signed in Washington
Bahrain is finalising preparations for signing the historic Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States next week.
The politics of United States free trade agreements
United States (U.S.) is aggressively working to open markets globally, regionally and bilaterally to expand American opportunities and to guard its investments in overseas market. With multilateral negotiations proceeding at a slow pace especially following the collapse of talks in Cancun, U.S. is on a spree signing free trade agreements (FTAs) with the Americas, Asian, African and Middle Eastern nations.
USA : FTA opens the exports ’door’ to Chile
The US and Chile set up the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries early this year. This has opened a flood of opportunity for both the countries and more so for US to export clothing, textiles, telecommunication goods etc.
Mongolia Seeks US Free-Trade Pact To Protect Textile Pdts
Mongolia is seeking to protect its textile industry from the expiry of U.S. quotas at the end of 2004 by inking a free-trade deal with the U.S., a Mongolian official said Thursday.